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Soccer Business Bits: Tickets in Philly, Trouble in Honduras And MLS Promotinos

phillyWe’ve criticized the decision to open their season at the Linc, but Philly deserves credit for its season ticket sales.  Soccer America is reporting that the expansion Union have sold more than 10k season tickets with more than 6 months before their home opener.  This is a great number and would slide Philly into third place among MLS teams in season ticket sales.  With an 18k capacity stadium to fill, and half a year to do it, the Union should be close to a sell-out all year once they move to the Linc.

This is a business site, not a politics site, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the situation in Honduras.  Multiple outlets have reported in the unrest in the Central American nation and on the potential impact of events on the USA/Honduras WC qualifier. The actual impact is unknown; CONCACAF Champions League is still going forward in Honduras, but FIFA and the USSF will certainly be hesitant to play a WCQ match in such an unsettled situation.

One final note, MLS is running a promotion with AXE shower gell.  The promotion offers prizes including trips to South Africa for the World Cup, gear and other items. While the promotion features prominently on the MLS website, it is  unclear whether any MLS themed prizes are part of the game.


One Response

  1. I really hope they can fill up the Lincoln, but it seems like it doesn’t really matter if they do or not, because the season ticket sale is going well. The popularity or the team will probably not be hurt by a half empty stadium on their home opener if they can sell 15k+ season tickets.

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